Fran•táge a Friendly Greeting

These beautiful collage stamps we’re featuring this week capture perfectly the Fran•táge style. Vintage, shabby chic, a bit timeworn and well-loved (or neglected), all these elements lend a charm and beauty to items and greetings. We’ve done the work for you with collages of vintage and original images combined with Fran’s flair for composition to create these gorgeous stamps. Each with a small space perfect for the greetings from our Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™ sets.

The design team has been sharing all week, and they’ve more to share today! Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration and might want to add a couple of these images to your collection!

Kristine Reynolds made this gorgeous card without a greeting! So festive and sweet with all the butterflies adding so much texture, and using the Encrusted Jewel Technique on the edges of her focal point!

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Here’s some more inspiration from our terrific team!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Thanks for following us this week!

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy 4th!! We’re celebrating America’s Birthday this week with some serious squeeee!  Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in an American flag and just waiting for the fireworks! In case you missed the first two rounds of inspiration, you can catch them here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too), and WEDNESDAY.

Today we’re bringing you a charming card designed by the very talented Jennie Lin Black for our April 2014 Catalog.

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black

 

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. So throw some burgers on the barbecue and settle in with an ice cold lemonade for some patriotic fun!!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Suzanne Czosek

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, America!

We’re celebrating the birthday of our nation this week with the cutest little mice on the block! Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in America! In case you missed the first round of inspiration, you can catch it here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too).

Look at this adorable wreath that our very own Monika Thomas made! Two versions featuring the fantastic products from DIY Bangles! This project uses their 9″ Floral Craft Ring which they generously donated to our design team. The ribbons and stars are from our ALWAYS generous friends at May Arts Ribbon. The papers are from our also generous friends at Canvas Corp! (It’s so fun knowing all these folks who share well with others!)

Patriotic Wreath by Monika Thomas

Patriotic Wreath by Monika Thomas

 

This second wreath also features our Big Top Type Perfectly Clear Stamps Alphabet!

Celebrate USA Wreath by Monika Thomas

Celebrate USA Wreath by Monika Thomas

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. Why not grab a hot dog and a root beer float and pop by to see how they’re celebrating America?! And visit us again Friday for more Patriotic fun!!

Jamie Martin

 

 

 

Do the NEON Hop!!

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header

Welcome back! We’re on Day 5 of our collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! We’re just super excited about these terrific inks and the Radiant Neon™ just have us feeling all summer time and happy! Combining them with Stampendous Images and terrific Fran•táge Color Fragments has made some super cheery, bright inspiration for you!! Plus you have a chance to WIN!

 

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

Remember to comment on as many posts as you can. You can comment until the end of Sunday, May 25, 2014. We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week, then choose a winner from each post. You must have a US Mailing address to win, although we sure hope all of you will comment! You can find the Official Rules for all our contests HERE. We’ll announce winners here on Monday or Tuesday next week, so be sure to check back with us. (or subscribe to our blog by email at the top of this page!)

If you missed the earlier posts this week, it’s not too late to comment on those. You can find them here: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY.

Check out this inspiration today – remember to leave a comment!

Stampendous Blog (you are here!)

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Darsie Bruno

Janelle Stollfus

Nancy Hawes

Jamie Martin

John Creighton Petersen

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Rhea Weigand

Lea Kimmel

Suzanne Czosek

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

 

 

Even Brighter Days Ahead!

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header

We’re having so much fun collaborating with the Design Team from Imagine Crafts™! We’re using their beautiful inks this week with our gorgeous stamps and our Fran•táge Color Fragments. And we’re giving you the opportunity to win some as well!

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

You can win 3 of the brand new Radiant Neon™ ink pads and 3 jars of our Color Fragments! We’ll give away three prize packages (color is our choice) to U.S. Mailing addresses. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. Monday we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package! If you’re just joining us, here are the links for MONDAY and TUESDAY‘s posts.

So let’s get hoppin’!! Here are the designers with inspiration for you today, please go leave them some appreciation.

Stampendous Blog (you are here)

Imagine Crafts Blog

Allie Gower

Ellen Taylor

Rhea Weigand

Savannah O’Gwynn

Suzanne Czosek

Debbie Gaetz

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

The Future is BRIGHT!

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header

This week we’re celebrating the current neon trend with the folks at Imagine Crafts™! Their new line of beautiful inks called

Radiant Neon Logo

are just exactly that! They positively glow with brilliant color.

Radiant Neon Ink Pads

And they coordinate perfectly with our beautiful Fran•táge Color Fragments

Neon Color Fragments

The potential for splashes of incredible color are absolutely endless.  And you can win some, too!!

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

We’ll send three lucky winners 3 Radiant Neon™ Ink Pads and 3 jars of Color Fragments (we choose the colors). All you have to do to enter is to comment on as many of the blog posts this week as you can. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25th to comment. On Monday, May 26 we’ll randomly choose three of the blog posts, then randomly choose a winner from each. You must have a U.S. Mailing Address to win, but we sure welcome comments from everyone.

Here’s some inspiration for today from our terrific Design Teams! Go leave them some love!!

Stampendous Blog (you are here)

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kazuko Kocho

Jamie Martin

Maureen Cronin

Krissy Fossmeyer

Sylvia Blum

Tenia Nelson

Cathy Andronicou

In case you missed yesterday’s brilliant start to our Neon Blog Hop – Here is the link.

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Back from NAMTA!

The National Art Materials Trade Association Show was last week in Pittsburgh, and this year they invited the manufacturers from the Craft And Hobby Association to have booths there as well. We hope this is going to lead to more and more collaboration between traditional art materials suppliers and craft materials suppliers. You have loved the collaborations we’ve done with folks like DecoArt, Faber-Castell, Tombow, STAEDTLER and others. We are excited to keep bringing you ever more uses for your art supplies in your crafting and vice versa!

Photo courtesy of Nathalie Kalbach

Stampendous Booth Photo courtesy of Nathalie Kalbach who has a whole post about Namta

Stampendous had a booth, and our own Fran Seiford was there demonstrating our Creative Palette and how to use lots of terrific products like Princeton Brushes’ new Catalyst wedges, favorites of Designer Willow Wolfe,  to add texture and pattern with DecoArt Acrylic paints on the Creative Palette.

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Turquoise and Lime Paints printed on Purple Cardstock

Turquoise and Lime Paints printed on Purple Cardstock

An Art Journal Cover made with Creative Palette Cardstock

An Art Journal Cover made with Creative Palette Cardstock

 

We also had the effervescent and enthusiastic Nathalie Kalbach demonstrating in our booth with her exclusive Stampendous stamps! These stamps have been so fantastically popular ever since we released them in January that we have a very hard time keeping them in stock! No wonder since Nathalie has been all over the world from New York, to Canada, to Malaysia and beyond demonstrating and teaching her fun and funny classes with them! If you’ve never had a chance to take a class with Nathalie, you should definitely check out the schedule on her website. They are fantastic!

Nathalie Kalbach in the Stampendous Booth- photo courtesy of Nathalie Kalbach

Nathalie Kalbach in the Stampendous Booth- photo courtesy of Nathalie Kalbach

We’re excited that CHA and NAMTA have joined forces to help us forge new collaborations in the art materials world. Good things are coming!! Stay Tuned!

 

 

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